Covid-19 Information

Last updated 15/7/2020

Ealing Together  Need help? support? want to volunteer? or maybe just donate, just go to www.ealingtogether.org

A directory of services for people who need a wide range of support from food deliveries to dog walking has just been launched on the site. You can find support in your local area too www.ealingtogether.org/directory

VOLUNTEER FOR THE NHS For more information and to sign up, click here

Ealing CVS will be updating this page on our website with information regarding the Covid-19 virus in Ealing. We are not co-ordinating activities, but offering advice and signposting for the local community and other voluntary groups.  If you would like help support people in your local community go to the above website Ealing Together.

Ealing and Hounslow CVS will continue to share information on this page, please email toby@ehcvs.org.uk to contribute.

STATEMENT FROM EALING COUNCIL

Ealing Council understands that voluntary and community sector organisations will be facing additional demands due to the current covid-19 outbreak, particularly in terms of trying to balance the challenge of supporting residents (particularly the vulnerable) whilst also minimising the risks to services users, staff and volunteers. We want to express our gratitude for all your hard work at this difficult time.  For those organisations that are part grant funded by the council, we recognise that you may need to change your work programme such as suspending some activities or carrying out services in different ways. We would like to reassure you that the council fully supports you in this.

Along with many other funders in London, we have signed up to the covid-19 statement prepared by London Funders in relation to grant funding. You may also find information on the Small Charities Commission and NCVO websites useful at this time.  More information about the current situation is available on the council website. This webpage will be updated regularly with the latest government and Public Health guidance and advice as it becomes available.

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Links To Useful Information

General information about Covid-19 Changes to NHS services

Health Services Are Still Available  – new campaign

NHS North-West London Covid-19 advice

Public Health England Advice

Public Health England  – latest campaigns

How to register as a vulnerable person with a health condition who needs food delivered

Organisations in Ealing providing free take away food

Deliveroo and Morrison offer new food delivery service from both Ealing Broadway and Brentford stores. Contact your nearest Morrisons to place an order

List of supermarkets with dedicated shopping hours for vulnerable people

List of useful information/organisations providing support

Guidance on social distancing to protect older people and vulnerable adults

Dashboard showing reported cases of coronavirus in the UK

NHS Covid-19 information

NHS 111 online Covid-19

NHS Self-isolation advice

Stay At Home Advice

App to self-report symptoms to help stop virus (even if you feel well)

General information and appeal for personal protective equipment from Ealing Council

Information for residents from Ealing Council

Statement from Met Police

Statement from Muslim Council of Britain

All libraries have now been closed until further notice with the exception of Ealing central (in Ealing Broadway shopping centre). The home library service will continue on a non-contact model

Fact checker regarding Covid-19 (there’s a lot of misinformation around)

SCAMS! BEWARE

More advice regarding scams

Advice for looking after pets, including dog walking

Healthwatch Ealing April newsletter – lots of useful information and advice

Free careers advice as well as guidance with training and learning

 

How You Can Support The Vulnerable In Your Local Community

Being a Good Neighbour in Ealing Guide

Guide on How To Self Isolate – lots of useful tips

Request support for a vulnerable person through Goodgym

Donate to BEfriend Ealing so they can buy food and deliver it to those who are isolated and vulnerable

Download and complete the BEfriend referral form for someone you know who is totally isolated and needs BEfriend to deliver them food

Ealing Council advice on how you can help  (excellent information )

Guide to volunteering in Ealing during Covid-19 

Advice on Covid-19 in 16 different languages (shared on google docs, you need to sign into google to access)

Want to help support our incredible NHS workers by producing healthy meals? Great way to volunteer

Looking for volunteers  – CAME Women & Girls Network helping support vulnerable people in Greenford Facebook site  CAME website

More volunteering opportunities here

Directory of voluntary groups – please contact the relevant group directly

Video  – Staying safe when volunteering

Video – Safeguarding tips for volunteers

Video – More Safeguarding tips for volunteers

Video  – Telephone befriending advice

Donate non-perishable food to Ealing Foodbank

Keep donating items to charity shops – otherwise they can’t survive

Information for the deaf (including links to videos using sign language)

Advice for people with cancer

Advice for people with asthma

Advice for people with Cystic Fibrosis

Changes for Taxi card holders/people with disabilities

 

Support for Community Groups & People Working 

Ealing Council announces 1.5 million funding for groups to support local community (click here for application form)

Funding announced for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants effected by Covid-19. Closing date 2nd August

More information from Ealing Council about the emergency fund

Ealing Council Fund for Voluntary and Community Groups

Funding announced for community groups to access food and essentials

Chancellor sets out £750 million funding for front line charities

Searchable database of over 500 funders offering support for Covid-19 related projects

Catalyst announces funding for groups in Ealing to support the vulnerable (projects must operate in Catalyst neighbourhood areas)

£6.5m COVID-19 grant to support vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence

Charity that gives ipads and tablets to the isolated for free

Funding for groups with annual turnover less than £25K from the Freshwater Foundation – criteria.  Application form, max funding £500.

Magic Little Grant – £500 for groups with turnover less than £250K.  Funding for exercise online

New funding opportunity for local groups by the National Lottery Community Fund. Funding so groups can find ‘the space, resource and additional expertise to step back (from COVID-19) and ask questions, imagine alternatives and gather to shape the emerging future’. Deadline 25th June.

How to refer someone to receive support from an NHS volunteer

Universal Credit and Covid-19

Latest information from DWP

Job Seekers Allowance update

Third Sector Information Hub

Rough Sleeping and other front line services update

Update from Streetlink (support for rough sleeping)

The Raft  – funding for registered charities with annual income below £500K

John Lyons Emergency Funding

Charities Aid Fund – emergency funding for groups

Great selection of resources and templates from workable.com

Low cost conference calls – standard rates from mobile and landlines

Check list for volunteer groups/ example role description

Ealing Council signs pledge to support charities during Covid-19 emergency

Protocol for meetings (template than can be used by groups)

Information for volunteers / social link prescribers

Video – how to support volunteers

Business rate support

Single contact point for safeguarding issues

Activity pack for elderly people (you can either download one and deliver with pens) or ask Clementia to post a pack to your clients (details in the download)